Remodeling Your Bathroom Part 1 of 6: Selecting Your Shower
When you are completing a bathroom remodel, there are many choices to make. One of the big items that you need to consider is your shower and shower fixtures. Your shower takes up a lot of space in your bathroom, and it can help to set the tone for the look and feel of the space. Read on for the need-to-know information about selecting your shower options in part one of our blog series.
As you look to select a shower during your bathroom remodeling project, you must pick a shower type. There are three different types of showers. This includes a shower/bath combo, which features both a bath and a shower combined into one fixture; a shower stall, which features just a shower; and a walk-in or low threshold shower. This is a larger version of a shower stall without doors.
Showerheads and Shower Fixtures
After you select your shower type, you must decide on your showerhead and shower fixtures. Some common types of showerheads include wall-mounted single head fixtures and overhead or rain fixtures. You may also select a handheld fixture. Other types of fixtures that you may want to consider include jets and body sprays. These are positioned in the bottom of a tub or along the walls of a shower to better clean your body and to provide massage therapy.
Factors to Consider When Selecting Fixtures
As you go about selecting a shower, there are many factors to consider to help you with this decision. One of the most important factors is space. The amount of space in your bathroom may dictate what type of shower is the best option. For example, if you have a small space, a shower stall may be the only option that fits within your space. Or if you have limited space, a shower and bathtub combo may help you to get the shower and bathtub you want in one space. Your budget will also impact this decision. Carefully consider what each option will cost and how the costs fit into your budget. Lastly, take into account the future. If you plan on selling your home, welcoming children into your home or aging in place, you may want to select shower types and fixtures that will help you not only now, but also well into the future.
When you are looking to remodel your bathroom, it is important that you select the right shower and fixtures. At Owens Construction, in Powell, Ohio, we can help you with every aspect of your bathroom remodeling project, including selecting a shower. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and don't forget to subscribe to our blog to follow along with our bathroom remodeling series!